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IB Highlights: Ronald McDonald House Donations

CAS Project Highlight: For his CAS Project, senior John Nowland collected donations for the Ronald McDonald House Charities. He chose this because of the impact the organization has on families with sick children and how much benefit they provide to the families in need. He completed this project, raising $500 for RMHC. He plans on doing another non-CAS fundraiser this year with the RMHC.

Extended Essay Highlight: Senior John Nowland formed an EE question analyzing the amount of peanut protein present in differently labeled food items. Labels included: “processed on”, “manufactured with”, and “may contain”. He chose this because he has a peanut allergy and has always wondered if he is taking a gamble by eating these foods. He finished his EE with experiments and found out that there are no nuts in any of them! Now he can eat his candy with peace of mind.

CAS Experience Highlights: CAS experiences for our Upper School Students this week included playing volleyball, participating in the food drive, playing golf, organizing a mini-GLOW event, participating on the Green Team, and participating in FTC Robotics.

IB Question of the Week: How many schools worldwide offer the IB program?

As of October 2022, there were over 7,500 programmes being offered worldwide, across over 5,500 schools in 160 countries. For more information follow this link.

Please refer to the IB Page on our Website for detailed IB information. As an overview, the Diploma Programme (DP) curriculum for grades 11-12 is made up of six subject groups and the DP core, comprising theory of knowledge (TOK), creativity, activity, service (CAS) and the extended essay (EE).